With the events that took place last week in El Paso, the City Yorba Linda urges citizens to be vigilant by joining Orange County’s “If you see something, say something” campaign. This means that you can help in keeping our community safe by reporting questionable objects or activity to the proper law enforcement authorities. Here is a list of examples of behavior or items that could be considered questionable:
• An unattended bag, briefcase, or box in a public venue;
• Someone drawing or measuring important buildings;
• Strangers asking questions about security or building security procedures;
• Cars or trucks left in N Parking Zones in front of important buildings or venues;
• Unusual smells or smoke that worries you; and
• The purchase of supplies or equipment that can be used to make bombs or weapons.
If you see any of the behavior listed above do not take direct action or be confrontational, just call 9-1-1 and report to the authorities. Make sure in your report you state who or what you saw, when you saw it, where it occurred, and why it was suspicious. However, this campaign does not promote spying or making judgements based on race, ethnicity, national origin, or religious affiliation. Residents are encouraged to report situations and behavior as possible violence rather than beliefs, thoughts, ideas, expressions, associations or speech related criminal activity. For more information on the “If you see something, say something” campaign, visit their website or watch their new Public Service Announcement.
Download the See Something, Say Something Flyer (PDF).